I plan to spend 200-250$ for an external audio/midi interface (2in/2out or more). I got a coupla questions bout that and appreciate it if U gimme some advice.
I mainly use FL-5 and I was told that firewire portables are much faster (lower latency) than USB2 stuff. Are they? I obviously need a strong ASIO support as I plan to use my FL-5 for live performances routing the analog inputs into the mixer tracks and add FL effects to them (e.g. guitar+mic vocoding etc.).
What kind of interface do I need?
My systemâ€™s config below:
CPU IntelPentiumD3.4GHz/MB Intel945P/RAM DDRII512Mb (plan to add 1
or 2Gb more)/VGA ATi-X1600-bla-bla-blaâ€¦ and USB2/but no firewire port.â€™
I got time to think it over till December and currently look at â€˜M-AUDIO Firewire Audiofile (2in/2out)â€™. Will that thingy satisfy my needs? Water U sink bout that? And what sort of PCI-firewire adapter/converter/perverter (whatever that thing called) do I need for my purpose? Will it cost me a lot?
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